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Miner's Rest

(Ref. 1073257)

St Day, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant thanks"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our stay at the Miner's Rest was a lovely surprise."

    A last minute booking to visit family and friends who live close by. Excellent communication with Vanessa. Lots of space in the house, we only used 1 of the three bedrooms. Clean and very comfortable with homely touches. Well equipped kitchen including dishwasher and washing machine. A good shower. A private dedicated car parking space at the back entrance. Very quiet at night. Supermarket a few yards away, very convenient, we used it each day. Chemist, P.O. and 2 pubs as well. Lots of tourist attractions not far away, as well as many beaches to choose from and beautiful country drives. There is the choice of taking the bus from here as well. Everyone around the village and the area were very friendly, a great stay with a comfortable home as a base.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "This property is an excellent choice if you want to go around various places in cornwall with lands end being just under an hour, penzance newquay in about half an hour."

    The property is clean with basic stuffs available. You have 1 car parking at the rear courtyard. Pharmacy, londis and post office is under 100 yards of the property. Full equipped tv with netlfix and amazon prime.Some recommendation would be to have an instruction manual to operate the heating, dishwasher and dryer. Additional stock of loo rolls, dishwasher tablets. Also an image or drawing in the property pictures of the location or orientation of the car at the rear parking would be beneficial to the guests parking without creating any trouble to the neighbours who are very friendly and accomodating. All in all an excellent place to relax after your exhausting cornwall visit.

    Reviewed by Abdul4.4Aug 2023

  • "We booked Miners Rest as it was near to where family live."

    What a find! The property was perfect for five of us, it was clean and we were welcomed with a lovely vase of fresh flowers and cakes, a really nice touch. St Day has a couple of local shops and a chemist and post office and a lovely pub, all run by friendly staff. We would recommend staying here as you are so near Truro, St Ives, Falmouth but you come back to peace away from lots of holiday makers. A couple of miles away is a fantastic beach, Porthtowen with plenty of parking. We loved St Day and would definitely return. The owner was very helpful and easily contactable. Ten out of ten all round.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2023

  • "We hebben het heerlijk gehad."

    We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Monique5.0Sep 2022

  • "Miners Rest is nice cottage situated in cute Cornish village."

    It is 15-30 min drive from coast, parks and Truro which is very convenient. Small local shop down the road has good selection of local and branded goods, local pub near church has nice Cornish drafts. The cottage very clean with kitchen opening to garden with barbecue area, which is ideal for family b&q. We really liked our stay and will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely we enjoyed our stay but there were a few things that would have made the stay even more amazing :- There were no waste bins outside to recycle or put our refuse, we contacted via email and had no response, so had to ring another number to try and get resolved, we were told to bag all rubbish and put in garden waste, so we couldn't recycle which was a shame."

    The electricity went off during our stay looked like a PAYG meter we managed to get it back on, and when we phoned contact for the cottage they topped it up remotely great service here, but it could have been topped up before our stay possibly. There were not enough plug sockets or any extension leads we had to move bedside lamps around to suit and move an extension lead every day to fulfill our requirements, this may not be suitable for all guests. Don't get us wrong we enjoyed our stay and these are just recommendations for improvement, thanks again, Richard and Joanne

    Hello Richard & Joanne, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in Cornwall. Thank you for highlighting the areas that we can improve for our future guests, we appreciate your feedback. Recycling is very important to us and we apologise as I don't think it was made clear enough in our information pack that any recycling should be left in a clear bag (which were left under the sink) to be sorted once you had left. I have now rectified this and left specific recycling bins for guests. Thanks again, I hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was a good size and had everything we needed."

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Sep 2021

  • "The pictures were not what we got."

    The whole cottage smelt of damp and needs redecorating everywhere was white washed and not in a good way. TV aerial wasn’t adequate so couldn’t get channels. No hot water in kitchen and the kitchen taps were leaking all over the surfaces . If the cottage was updated it would have been worth it but not worth what we paid.

    Thank you for your feedback. The property has been fully redecorated. Someone was en route to look at the aerial but was told the problem was sorted, if there were any further issues we would have been happy to come out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.1Aug 2021

  • "A great cottage in the heart Cornwall."

    It was well equipped with new carpets and freshly painted throughout. The location was perfect for us and within easy reach of some lovely beaches, quaint villages and beautiful seaside towns. Easy to get to Falmouth, Newquay, Land's End and Hayle. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link and can be super-king-size on request), 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Electric storage heaters with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Highchair, travel cot upon request and stairgate
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car (caution the entrance is narrow and may be a struggle for larger vehicles) alternative parking nearby first come first serve
  • Rear courtyard with patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Please note: This property is in a residential area so please be mindful of noise levels and consideration to neighbours.

The property

Nestled in the centre of the old mining village of St Day, is this traditional mid-terrace cottage.

Miner's Rest offers an idyllic getaway for two couples or a family looking to explore the history of Cornwall.

Kick off your shoes after an adventure filled day and retire to the sitting room where you can cosy up with your loved ones around the open fire.

If you're feeling peckish you can rustle up your favourite meal in the kitchen and gather around the dining table to plan the days ahead.

Maintaining the traditions of old mining cottages, the ground floor is complete with a bathroom with a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Venture upstairs for some well-earned rest in one of the three bedrooms that the property boasts where you can wake up to delightful natural lighting drawn in through the characteristic windows in either the king size, a twin which can be super-king-size on request, or single bedroom.

Step outside to the courtyard where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining on the patio or indulge in a refreshing tipple, perfect for the warmer summer weather.

On sunny days, enjoy a day out at the nearby coastal village of Porthtowan, home to one of Cornwall's most popular Blue Flag award winning surfing beaches.

Dip your toes in blue waters or take a stroll along the coast and enjoy a pit stop at Blue Bar for a glass of wine with a breathtaking view over the beach.

For a taste of history visit the nearby cathedral city of Truro where you can discover the region's heritage at the Royal Cornwall Museum Cornwall or do a spot of shopping at Lemon Street Market, home to the city's best independent retailers, where you can pick up a keepsake to remind you of your time away.

Miner's Rest offers the perfect getaway to discover the delights that the picturesque region of Cornwall has to offer.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Porthtowan 5 miles; Portreath 6 miles; Truro 7 miles; St Ives 20 miles; Falmouth 10 miles.

St Day was once the mining centre for mid-Cornwall until nearby Redruth took over the title, and you can still see the terraces of granite cottages originally built for the miners. The village was originally named after the little known Saint Day or Dye (better known in Brittany). The village now has a pub and convenience store, as well as a granite, gothic-style church dating back to 1828. Six miles away is the popular village of Portreath which attracts visitors from around the world with its wild and rugged coastline. High cliffs, secluded coves and sandy, surf-washed beaches typify the area while all around are reminders of the area's rich industrial heritage. Portreath offers a small fishing harbour, shops, a number of pubs, three cafés and a Chinese restaurant, while its safe, sheltered sandy beach is a popular attraction. For a great day out, visit the cathedral city of Truro with its cobbled streets, shopping centre, theatre, museum and great restaurants, just 7 miles away, or travel a few miles along the coast and follow the vast expanse of sandy beach, which leads down to Hayle and on to St Ives. A delightful holiday location.

Please note: This property is in a residential area so please be mindful of noise levels and consideration to neighbours.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas